Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together and eat a meal. Between food allergies and special diets, this has become increasingly difficult. Last year I did a series of posts on the topic of special diets and the holidays and this is the wrap up for Thanksgiving.
The recipes that I link to here will allow you to feed a vegan guest everything but turkey. There is a vegan dressing option, a vegan mashed potatoes, vegan sweet potatoes, vegan cranberry sauce (which should always be vegan, but may not be), vegan pumpkin cheesecake and vegan apple tart. All of these items are gluten-free dairy-free egg-free soy-free tree-nut free peanut-free corn-free and of course free of fish and shellfish. Unless your bread contains seeds like flax or sesame this dinner is also seed free and by obtaining a citrus-free cranberry sauce the meal is citrus-free.
I am quite sure your vegan guests will be stuffed. And you will only be making one small accomodation on the stuffing.
You can offer vegan gravy or tofurky (carefully segregated as this stuff is full of gluten) as well. What I would suggest is that you have your vegan guests bring their own vegan nut free gravy. Or you can use mine here
The entire meal is gluten-free dairy-free corn-free and nut-free (coconut is used in several recipes but substitutes are available). Most items are soy-free and egg-free with the exception of the pumpkin cheesecake and the
So here is my recipe for Easy No Baste Turkey
Gravy (contains turkey)
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
I also add a salad, green beans, or peas and store bought cranberry sauce. The cranberry syrup recipe below can be made thicker (less water) and will also serve as a cranberry sauce if you want something really bright and fresh.
If you have overnight guests as well you may want to try these recipes for breakfast since then you have two meals to deal with. So you may want to try